Back in February, Bandai Namco began what would become a year-long tour of North America, bringing Tekken 7 to conventions and major fighting game community events for fans of the series to show what they’re made of. Prior to today, many details surrounding this tournament tour remained shrouded in mystery, but now we’ve got the full scoop on what to expect moving forward.
Each stop on the tour will feature a $3,000 prize pool with the final event boasting $20,000 in cash prizes. The winner at each stop along the way will qualify for the finals event, the date and location of which are still forthcoming. The full schedule follows below.
|February 19-21||Portland, OR||Wizard World|
|March 18-20||Atlanta, GA||Final Round|
|April 1-3||St. Louis, MO||Wizard World|
|April 29-May 1||Des Moines, WA||NorthWest Majors|
|May 6-8||Minneapolis, MN||Wizard World|
|May 27-29||Chicago, IL||Combo Breaker|
|June 2-5||Philadelphia, PA||Wizard World|
|June 17-19||Sacramento, CA||Wizard World|
|June 24-26||Orlando, FL||CEO 2016|
|July 29-31||Columbus, OH||Wizard World|
|August 5-7||Orlando, FL||Wizard World|
|August 18-21||Chicago, IL||Wizard World|
|August 19-21||Philidelphia, PA||Summer Jam X|
|September 9-11||Richmond, VA||Wizard World|
|September 23-25||Austin, TX||Wizard World|
|October 14-16||Southern California||SoCal Regionals|
|October 28-30||Toronto, Canada||Canada Cup|
|November 4-6||Pittsburg, PA||Wizard World|
|TBD||TBD||Tekken 7: The King of
the Iron Fist
Tournament 2016 North
So far, five players have qualified for the final showdown: Geesemaster (Wizard World Portland), Circa|Anakin (Final Round XIX), Brawlpro (Wizard World St. Louis), Mr. Naps (NorthWest Majors 8), and ZTS (Wizard World Minneapolis).
When Mark “MarkMan” Julio contacted Shoryuken with this information, he also made it a point to direct our attention to an important rule in place for the tournament tour, which states that “[q]ualified champions cannot compete in future ‘TEKKEN 7: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016’ events after qualifying unless they relinquish their qualifying spot.” This should help encourage plenty of new faces to make themselves known in the Tekken scene.
For more information regarding this series of events, as well as a complete list of rules, you can visit the Tekken 7: Tournament Rules page.
Source: Bandai Namco with a tips from GamerDWreck and Jerry M.